The life of Daniel Williams, a freed slave who went to Northwest Canada in the 1870's, is recreated with an immediacy that...

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THE LEGEND OF DANIEL WILLIAMS

The life of Daniel Williams, a freed slave who went to Northwest Canada in the 1870's, is recreated with an immediacy that evokes sympathy for the giant whose brought destruction on himself and others, whose tenderness was matched by his violence. Indentured by a trick, Dan broke away to join an Indian tribe but found strife there in his own confused struggle with their practices. Though he won as wife the chief's daughter, the claim he staked for his home was without papers and brought on a final clash with the Hudson's Bay Company. A backwoods drama in the darkness of noncomprehension in a sensitively executed book by the author of Vagrant Viking.

Pub Date: Oct. 14, 1956

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Messner

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1956